Moral Power for Climate Action

“The climate crisis is not an environmental problem. It is a human problem. Humans have caused it and only humans can act to avert catastrophe. Yet many of us continue to live as if this crisis isn’t happening. Even those who accept the science, and care a lot. The time has come to go beyond the science, to a place of heart. The time has come to tap our deepest sources of moral courage and commitment.

Mike W”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

9 Responses to Moral Power for Climate Action

  1. While the issue of potential human contributions to climate change is worthy of concern, the focus on climate is myopic, to say the least, when one considers the broader picture of devastating global pollution and destruction caused by our species.

    Oceans filled with plastic, which is broken down into fine particles and consumed by marine life; tons of toxins dumped into the oceans by container ships; massive deforestation, flooding of the environment with agro-industry chemicals, which are killing vast expanses of life-sustaining topsoil and polluting precious water resources; nuclear waste, Fukushima, and annual tons of discarded toxic garbage, the product of planned industrial obsolescence …

    The list is distressingly long. But what virtually every proponent of climate change fails to address is that anthropogenic climate change is inseparable from the broader issue of industrial pollution and environmental destruction. And there is a right-in-your-face common denominator to them: corporate / financial capitalism; ie, limitless wealth extraction and accumulation …

    I find the focus on climate absolutely infuriating!, when, if climate change constituted a real danger, it would be resolved by addressing the broader issues of global rape on the part of industrial / financial super power

    – Dana

    PS: Oh, and just wait until the pending TPP and TTIP are implemented. We won't have seen nuthin, yet.

  2. Good grief, how is it that there exist believers in this hoax?

    Really now, this is simply embarassing. Humans caused climate change? what a fool. Please, explain ice ages and dinosaurs.


  3. To Anonymous II:

    For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart….

    Yeah, it's a quote from the Bible – Matthew, I think – I'm not particularly into religion, as such, but it came to mind after reading your idiotic comment.

    Sorry, Lloyd – couldn't help myself.

  4. to Martin, oh learned one, please explain – your meaning is so cleverly concealed as to be unintelligible. Can you speak clearly to the matter under discussion?


  5. Anonymous: "in other news, FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years".

    Al Gore's idiocies aside, you need to realize that the "look at all the ice!" argument is extremely weak, in the broader discussion of climate change. Any number of factors, minor changes in the earth's axis or electrical fields, for example, can lead to significant atmospheric chilling [or warming] effects, through the alteration of major ocean currents and / or displacement of jet streams.

    By no means does a prematurely snow-covered northern hemisphere demonstrate absence of human contribution to "global warming". It is uninformed arguments, like yours, which discredit open inquiry into the IPCC's claims wrt climate change.

  6. Dear Dana – Thank you SO MUCH!! for seconding my observation regarding uninformed argumentation. It is complete foolishness to believe that activities of mankind have any input into climate change WhAtsoVeR. Axis tilt? Check. Solar emission? check. Al Gorebal's emissions? Check.

    Not so much however the POLITICAL BUSINESS of making climate into a wealth theft exercise for the whores promoting "anthropegenic -caused climate chanfge (nee, global warming).

    Thanks for paying attention to the obvious!!


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